Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Joseph M. Vukov, PhD

Title/s:  Director of Graduate Studies
Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 347

Phone: 773.508.2309


CV Link: Joe Vukov CV

External Webpage: http://josephvukov.weebly.com/


Joe Vukov is an Assistant Professor and the director of graduate studies in the Philosophy Department. He completed his PhD at Fordham University (2016), a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics (2015), an MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago (2008), and a BA in Philosophy at Bethel University (2007).

Dr. Vukov's research explores questions at the intersection of ethics, neuroscience, and the philosophy of mind. His recent and forthcoming work appears in American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.‚Äč

Selected Publications

"When Does Consciousness Matter? Lessons from the Minimally Conscious State." American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience 9(1): 5-15. 2018. 

"Enduring Questions and the Ethics of Memory Blunting." Journal of the American Philosophical Association 3(2): 227-246. 2017. 

"Personhood and Natural Kinds: Why Cognitive Status Need Not Affect Moral Status." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 42(3): 261-77. 2017. 

"Is Neuroscience Relevant to Our Moral Responsibility Practices?" Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics 2(2): 61-82. 2014.